TCAT’s Beyond the Greenbelt Book Goes on the Road

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What’s happening with cycling in Peterborough?  How is Brantford making its streets more complete?  TCAT’s new book, Active Transportation Beyond the Greenbelt, documents the momentum building across the Greater Golden Horseshoe for walking and cycling through 13 case studies. The book has been out less than a month and is already generating a lot of excitement.

Our sold-out launch event on April 4th, kicked us off to a good start, with a panel of practitioners from Guelph, Brantford and the County of Wellington.  They shared about the challenges they face, working in smaller, suburban and rural municipalities, and the strategies they’ve found to be able to succeed.  If you missed it, the conversation was captured by live simulcast, so you can still tune in!

Last week, TCAT Director Nancy Smith Lea and TCAT Researcher Neil Loewen (now Urban Strategies) shared the project’s findings with practitioners and advocates from across Ontario and beyond at the Ontario Bike Summit.  Nancy and Neil presented on a Complete Streets panel with Adam Popper from the City of Toronto and Kate Whitfield from Alta Planning.

Coming up, Nancy has been invited to present at the Ontario Climate Symposium on May 12th, on a panel looking at the ongoing evolution of travel.

The book was a joint project between TCAT, Dr. Raktim Mitra, Assistant Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and Dr. Paul Hess, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto, with funding from the Government of Ontario through the Places to Grow Implementation Fund.

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, you can download a digital copy of the book from the TCAT website, where you can also browse the case studies and order hard copies.

Posted On: April 20, 2017